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Celestia Wilson Correspondence

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wilson, Celestia.
Title: Celestia Wilson Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1849
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letters from Ms. Wilson in Syracuse to her friend Caroline Stewart. The first letter mentions having heard a sermon from Rev. Samuel J. May.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of Celestia Wilson other than the information contained in these letters. She evidently lived, or was living at the time of writing, in or near Syracuse, New York. The letters are addressed to Caroline Stewart, Summerhill, Cayuga County, New York.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Celestia Wilson Correspondence consists of two letters from Wilson to her friend Caroline F. Stewart. The letters are personal in nature and include mention of Wilson's activities, updates on mutual friends, inquiries after family members, and so on. The first letter mentions Wilson having heard a sermon from Rev. Samuel J. May (1797-1871) in Syracuse.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871.
Stewart, Caroline.
Wilson, Celestia.


Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Celestia Wilson Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1970.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010
Revision history:

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SC 638 Stewart, Caroline F. 1847, 1849

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